intermediate part of male urethra

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intermediate part of male urethra

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the shortest and narrowest portion of the male urethra, about 1 cm in length, extending from the prostate to the beginning of the urethra in the corpus spongiosum just beyond the bulb.
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However, accidental trauma may also be sustained as a result of road traffic accidents which lead to injuries to the bulbar urethra and pelvic fracture related injuries to the membranous urethra and bulbo-membranous junction.
Iatrogenic strictures occur at any age and are typically found at the junction of the bulbar and penile urethra after catheterization or in the proximal bulbar urethra, commonly involving the membranous urethra and urethral sphincter mechanism, after TURP).
of Patients Bulbous urethra 32 (63%) Membranous urethra 9 (18%) Prostatic urethra 2 (5%) Penile urethra 7 (14%) Table 4: depicting distribution of patients as per the etiology and site of urethral stricture Site of stricture Trauma(32) Inflammatory(1) Idiopathic(17) Bulbous urethra 21(63%) -- 10(61.
However, exposure of the bulbar and membranous urethra is difficult.
All patients in our series underwent transperineal repair with gracilis muscle interposition flaps for fistula ranging from 2-4 cm in length located between the bladder neck and the membranous urethra.
We believe that during RRP, every effort to make the membranous urethra visible to measure it or to see that it is long enough for a sustainable continence mechanism is useless and may deteriorate the postoperative continence mechanism.
Our study suggests that not only the length of the membranous urethra, but also the preservation of its integrity might be important for continence.
Contradictorily, we observed that an excessively long membranous urethra compared to the urethral length on preoperative MRI was predictive of poorer postoperative continence recovery, the significance of which needs be clarified by further studies possibly integrating the evaluation of the functional status of the urethra.